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Oh hey Friday!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Two of my favorite farm ladies brought back one of my favorite linkups, so you know I had to join in on their first week back. For some reason I seem to have issues remembering linkups, when I really shouldn't because five on friday should be about the easiest thing to remember ever. I blame it on the fact that it's the end of the week and I can barely remember how to tie my shoes by Friday morning. Anyways, I hope you'll join me, September Farm and The Farmer's Wife and share your Oh Hey Friday moments!

In just a few short days, we will be celebrating our 4 year anniversary. I'm honestly not really sure where the time went. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating our first year of marriage and now we are at year 4, selling our first home, and looking at celebrating 8 years together. When Dan and I first met, finding my husband was one of the furthest things from my mind and I wasn't even looking for a boyfriend. I guess the saying that it'll happen when you stop looking really was what happened to us. We've been blessed to share some amazing memories over the past four years, and so in keeping with the fact that it's Friday, and since I plan on bombarding your blog feed with lots of lovey dovey marriage related posts over the next few days, I thought I would share five of my favorite memories together.

ONE: Traveling

Both Dan and I love to explore new places and have definitely gotten to do a bit of that since we've been together. We've been lucky enough to go to Cabo San Lucas, New York, California, Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta, Playa Del Carmen, on a Carribean Cruise, and lots of trips around Oregon and Washington together. I'm lucky that I married someone who likes to travel and visit new places as much as I do and the fact that we've been able to share some awesome vacations in our first few years of marriage just the two of us is priceless. Anytime someone asked us when we were going to have kids after we got married, we always answered with our desire to travel together first. I feel like now that we've been married for a few years and we've gotten to visit several new places, we won't feel like we are missing out or regretting anything when we decide to start a family.


TWO: Raising Cooper
There were times after the 11:00 at night surprise phone call from my father-in-law announcing that he had bought us a puppy that I seriously considered finding him a new home, but boy am I happy that we stuck through it! While he may not have been in "my plan", he has definitely brought lots of laughs and love to my life! I love that he is so protective of me, and definitely has a different relationship with both Dan and I. Plus he is now always a reminder of my father-in-law, and even shares a special anniversary with him. 

THREE: Celebrating Holidays
I'll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for any reason to decorate and spend time with family, so needless to say I love the holidays! As Dan will tell you, I have several boxes of decorations for christmas and always looking to add more decor pieces to our home each year! Having someone to celebrate those special days with and create our own traditions has been so much fun. (even if a lot of those holidays get celebrated on a different day due to his work schedule.) I think that now, after nearly 8 years together, we are starting to figure out how to balance each families' traditions along with his fire department schedule. I'm sure when we start a family we'll have to start that entire plan over, but for now we've found what works!

FOUR: Accomplishing Dreams
Dan played a huge role in one of my biggest accomplishments and dreams coming true. After about a year in to our relationship, he helped me find each of my birth parents, and has been there through finding them and developing a relationship with each of them. He was my support system to help make big decisions, my shoulder to cry on, and my ear to listen to me. Without him, I'm not sure I would have had the strength to put myself out there so much. I'm so glad that he has gotten a chance to meet each of them and their families with me, and the fact that he has embraced them in our lives so much. And while our relationship with each of them is a bit of uncharted territory, he has always made sure my wishes and feelings were put first.
(Sorry this picture is blurry) This is him with my biological grandmother, my half sister, and my birth mother's brother-in law (if that's not a complex family tree, I don't know what is). . . this just shows how much he has embraced this whole experience. They are dressing up for a picture all wearing camo to win a game of Walmart Bingo

FIVE: Our Wedding!
Obviously, one of my most favorite memories of the past 8 years together would have to be our wedding day! Sharing not only that special day, but also the same anniversary as my grandparents is something I will treasure forever! Sometimes I wonder how different our special day would have been since pinterest wasn't around during our planning, but I am so happy with each and every detail that we ended up with!

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Don't forget to link up with the oh hey Friday linkup. And be prepared next week for lots of relationship/wedding/marriage posts . . . #sorryimnotsorry.
                                                          

7 comments :

  1. Hi Libby! I came to your blog through Brittany's @ Happy Is A Choice. You have an adorable blog and I loved reading/learning more about you and your husband's relationship through today's link-up. Have a good weekend!

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  2. i love your post! first of all...your father-in-law bought you a dog. hysterical...probably not at the time. :) and i love how supportive your hubs is. what a good man! ps. happy anniversary. your wedding looked stunning!

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  3. That picture from your wedding is gorgeous! I loved reading all these, and happy almost anniversary! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Oh my word - that wedding picture is AMAZING!
    Walmart bingo!! That sounds hilarious

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  5. These pictures are all so precious, what special times you 2 have been blessed with! Happy 4 year anniversary :)

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  6. You two seem to make the perfect pair. It's nice that your hubby is so supportive of you. :D

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